Paramore usually selects a superfan to join them on stage to perform their 2007 signature song “Misery Business” during their shows. But on Wednesday night (May 31) they had a very special guest, and true uberfan, on hand to do the tribute: Lil Uzi Vert.
according to NMESinger Hayley Williams took a minute to introduce the MC “Just Wanna Rock” on the second night of their stint at Madison Square Garden, saying, “We’ve been talking for a minute but this is the first time we’ve met in person. I love you,” as she hugged the MC as they broke out. The crowd is in cheers.
You’ve said so many nice things about me. You’re so sweet to me and Paramore,” she added. “Can we do this bridge again together? Then we will melt their faces.”
The dynamic duo then stood face to face as they sang, “I watched his wildest dreams come true / None of them are about you / Just watch my wildest dreams come true / None of them participated,” before they dance around on stage, spinning in place as streamers fill the air. Then they had the usual help from the audience over the boisterous chorus, “Who, I never meant to show off / But I got him where I want him now / Who, I never meant to show off / But I got him where I want him now.”
The performance ended with Williams hugging a giant Lil’ Uzi. The sweet moment came more than three years after Williams told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe that she once turned down a collaboration with the rapper because she feared he would bring an impractical amount of fame into her life.
“I also remember Uzi asking me to do some things with him and I know the fans would be very mad at me for saying that,” Lowe said. “But I literally texted him back on Instagram and said, ‘Dude, I love you so much, but I don’t want to be that famous.’” Still, Ozi won’t be deterred. complicated last year Dream colab It would be “Hayley Williams from Paramore… There’s no one better than Hayley Williams.”
Watch Lil’ Uzi with Paramore below.